Peggy Study, Panel P096
Themes: Language Development, Reading, Object Exploration
Source: (Lawler); date: 11/26/1979
Text commentary: The situation here led to Peggy “reading” her new Grover book to Camera Man Bob; requests for clarification and extension developed into what almost has the appearance of a conversation. Drawing Peggy out verbally argues that her expressive vocabulary approached her recognition vocabulary more than would usually be expected for a pre-articulate infant.
The transition-situation between clips P96B2 and P96B3 suggests that Peggy did not expect the smaller box to fit within the larger box; such situations are central for understanding and interpreting the progressive complication of an infants knowledge of objects and their inter-relations.